Friday 6 February 2015

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Feb 08, 2015

Ash Wednesday      The Mass and distribution of ashes takes place on February 18 at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in English.


Palm into Ash          Please bring back the palm of last year to be burnt into ash for Ash Wednesday, February 18.


Canada East Coast Pilgrimage  

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of our parish, we will hold a pilgrimage from Quebec City to Toronto from May 1-7, special featuring the Martyrs shrine where our patron saints offered their very lives for God.  Itinerary is available now. 

Seats are limited, first come first serve.


Lunar New Year  

Our dinner will be held on Feb 22 (Sun) at Continental Seafood Restaurant.  Tickets are available for $40 each and $30 for children (age 12 or under).  We would like to invite our parishioners to donate new gifts for the lucky draw.  Please bring gift donations to the parish office.


Chinese New Year Cake   Thank you for your support.  Order for all kinds of cake has been full.


ONE Conference 2015   

The flame of a single match can ignite a thousand others.  Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith is the flame that ignites.  Come, Start Joy in your World.  At the ONE Conference, be ignited by the Holy Spirit and take the inspirational message of the speakers, stirred by our local ministries and exhibits, out to our neighbours as together we Start Joy in our World.  Feb 14 (Sat), at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at or at any parish.


Marriage and Family  

Pope Francis has announced an Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for Oct 2015 on topics related to the family and evangelization. The Oct 4-25 synod will have the theme: “The vocation and mission of the family in the church and the modern world.”  Archbishop Miller is inviting response to the Holy Father’s call for consultation. The document and questions are at  You are welcome to make concise response to questions that are particularly relevant to you by Feb 27, 2015.


Taize Prayer    

Feb 15 (Sun), 2:30 p.m. at our parish.   Topic: Reconciliation, Special Guest is Brother Emile from France.  Everyone is welcome.


Turning and Returning - Drawing Closer to Jesus

Fr. Elton Fernandes, SJ, returns to Rosemary Heights for our 2-hour twilight retreat, offering Scripture and Ignatian prayer as a way to respond to Jesus' invitation.  Feb 19 (Thu), from 6 - 8:30 p.m.  Costs $25, including a light snack ($35 including light dinner served at 5:15 p.m.). For more information, visit or contact 604-576-8802.


World Day of the Sick  

Archbishop Miller will celebrate a Mass of Anointing on Wednesday, Feb 11 (Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes), at 11a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Vancouver.


Solidarity Visitor  

From the Philippines, Fr Edwin Gariguez, Executive Secretary of Caritas-NASSA (National Secretariat for Social Action) will speak about his work with peasant farmers, the reconstruction work after Typhoon Haiyan, spirituality and social justice, mining justice and defending the rights of indigenous peoples.  Sunday, Feb 15 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Parish, Vancouver, and 2:30 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Vancouver.


Vocation Live-In   

On the weekend of February 20 - 22, there will be a Vocation Live-In for boys or young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life, at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC. For more information call 604-826-8715.


Clergy Care Fund 

Did you know? Each month Archbishop Miller identifies a unique pastoral funding need in the archdiocese for those who wish to make a special donation.  February's special need is the Clergy Care Fund, through which the Archdiocese provides supplementary medical care, accommodation and remuneration for priests in need. Visit to donate today.